Rethinking the Business Model: Responsibilities of Governing Boards, July/August 2012

Volume 20,  Number 4   //    July/August 2012

Beat the dog days of summer with the July/August issue of Trusteeship, guaranteed to keep you cool and engaged poolside! Our cover piece presents highlights from a conversation among six experts at our National Conference on Trusteeship. Moderator Gwen Ifill, of Washington Week and the PBS NewsHour, kept things on track as our panel discussed Rethinking the Business Model: Responsibilities of Governing Boards. From there, check in with Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh as they ask the question: Where’s the Learning in Higher Learning? AGB’s own Peter D. Eckel makes a compelling case that higher ed and health care have much to learn from each other in Prescriptions for Change: Can Ideas from Health Care Cure High Education’s Ills? With budgets a buzzword, Lucie Lapovsky’s 5 Ways Your Institution Can Be More Cost Effective is essential reading for board members. And finally, Alice W. Brown shares with readers the Strategies That Strengthen: Lessons from Colleges That Have Struggled, stories of institutions that have faced threats to their very existence.

In This Issue:

Rethinking the Business Model: Responsibilities of Governing Boards
Where’s the Learning in Higher Learning?
Prescriptions for Change: Can Ideas from Health Care Cure Higher Education’s Ills?
5 Ways Your Institution Can Be More Cost Effective
Cutting the Costs of the Competitive Arms Race
Strategies That Strengthen: Lessons from Colleges That Have Struggled
How the Board Helped Transform New England College
On My Agenda: There Are No Winners
When Your Institution Sues for Patent Infringement
A Special Column: Governance in the Spotlight: Lessons from the University of Virginia Crisis
Penn State and Principles of Institutional Governance
Trustee Spotlight: Jeanne Swanner Robertson, Elon University
Engaging Students in the Political Process
Fostering Resilience
What Is College Really Good For?